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shikamaru317 said:
Out of all the studios that MS announced they had acquired at E3 I found Compulsion to be the strangest choice. Fact is their first game, Contrast, only got a 62 meta, and now we have We Happy Few sitting at a 66 meta. That is not a very good track record. I feel like MS is going to need to layoff some people and then make some smart hiring choices if they want to remold them into a good 1st party studio that can at least hit 80+ on meta.

I think Xbox Spent majority of the money on the other four studios, and just had a chunk of loose change left, but not enough to buy another top-tier studio.

Or maybe they were trying to go for Moon or MDHR, but were denied so Compulsion were the backup.



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flashfire926 said:
shikamaru317 said:
Out of all the studios that MS announced they had acquired at E3 I found Compulsion to be the strangest choice. Fact is their first game, Contrast, only got a 62 meta, and now we have We Happy Few sitting at a 66 meta. That is not a very good track record. I feel like MS is going to need to layoff some people and then make some smart hiring choices if they want to remold them into a good 1st party studio that can at least hit 80+ on meta.

I think Xbox Spent majority of the money on the other four studios, and just had a chunk of loose change left, but not enough to buy another top-tier studio.

Or maybe they were trying to go for Moon or MDHR, but were denied so Compulsion were the backup.

I'm not sure that was it either. All signs indicate MS still has budget left, Phil said at E3 that they are still looking to acquire more 1st party studios, and there is some evidence to suggest that they might be looking to buy Obsidian right now. I feel like they bought them just because they see potential, alot of Compulsion is former Bioshock devs afterall, and their writer is award winning. I wonder if maybe Microsoft's plan was just to get some former Bioshock devs on the cheap, and if they were planning on cutting off the fat so to speak all along, keeping the AAA experienced guys at Compulsion and laying off the rest, then staffing them up with more AAA guys. I honestly don't know, will be interest to hear about what happens at Compulsion in the near future now that We Happy Few is out. 

Last edited by shikamaru317 - on 09 August 2018

This game had the potential to be really interesting, but in my opinion the developers shoot themselves in the foot by making it a survival horror.
Maybe its just me, but that made me lose interest in the game.



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JRPGfan said:

66 meta.....

What the heck is wrong with MS studios?

Ryse = 60
Recore = 63
Super Lucy Tale = 64
Sea of Theives = 69
State of decay = 67

Now "we happy few" gets a 66? jebus.

And "sea of theives" got a free pass or something, its rated higher than it should be.

I heard a lot of trash about Ryse before I got an Xbox One a year after launch.  I played the game through to completion, and actually enjoyed it quite a bit.  Ryse is much better than a 60 in my opinion.  But, to each their own.



Mandalore76 said:
JRPGfan said:

66 meta.....

What the heck is wrong with MS studios?

Ryse = 60
Recore = 63
Super Lucy Tale = 64
Sea of Theives = 69
State of decay = 67

Now "we happy few" gets a 66? jebus.

And "sea of theives" got a free pass or something, its rated higher than it should be.

I heard a lot of trash about Ryse before I got an Xbox One a year after launch.  I played the game through to completion, and actually enjoyed it quite a bit.  Ryse is much better than a 60 in my opinion.  But, to each their own.

Yeah, ReCore is also alot better than the meta suggests imo. 



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shikamaru317 said:
Mandalore76 said:

I heard a lot of trash about Ryse before I got an Xbox One a year after launch.  I played the game through to completion, and actually enjoyed it quite a bit.  Ryse is much better than a 60 in my opinion.  But, to each their own.

Yeah, ReCore is also alot better than the meta suggests imo. 

Agree, recently played the Definitive Edition and it was more of a 7.5 game for me.



Bet with Intrinsic:

The Switch will outsell 3DS (based on VGchartz numbers), according to me, while Intrinsic thinks the opposite will hold true. One month avatar control for the loser's avatar.

Seems like a lot of the recent MS studios has released mid-to-low-scoring titles recently.... Except the hellblade and forza devs



Predicted 15+ million lifetime-sales for God of War:

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=234612&page=1

Shame. I was actually interested in this one. I’ll still get it eventually, but when it’s cheap.



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pitzy272 said:

I forgot until now this game was releasing tomorrow. I was always cautiously optimistic about We Happy Few. Always intrigued, but never quite convinced. Unfortunately, initial reviews are not great. It currently sits at a 67 on metacritic after 16 reviews. 

MS just bought Compulsion Games and will likely be adding talent and doing some firing, so maybe Compulsion Games’ next game will be better.

 

http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/we-happy-few/critic-reviews

I’m not sure if State of Decay 2 or Sea of Thieves make you assume that, but good luck.

Kinda sad to see this game fail. It looked very promising from the concept and art style, but none of the previews said it fulfilled its promise back then. Unfortunately even a lot of extra time in the oven did change that, as it seems.



I'm not surprised. The trailers always looked fantastic, but when they showed gameplay a year or so ago pretty much everyone was like "Oh, thats what this game is?". I was hoping that the extra time would help iron out those issues, but it looks that that isn't how it happened.